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Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Midnight this week with the H2H Challenge

Midnight is scary and ugly sometimes, but it's a start for a very beautiful thing, a new day..

The theme this week is "Midnight" and even though it does conjure up images of dark, scary events for some of us, it just adds color to our creativity for the rest of us!

Our guest designer Pam has this BOO-tiful layout to share!

Our design team has been hard at work creating their designs.  All of us have our own interpretation to this theme. 

Now it is your chance to join us at 'midnight'!  Please consider participating in this challenge and post your design using the linky here.  It's our final October challenge, and you have until the 31st to play along with anything we've thrown down this month.  We can't wait to see what you make!  Remember, we are a CTMH challenge blog, so you must use some Close To My Heart product somewhere, otherwise your link will be removed.  Thanks for playing!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Sketch Challenge

This week at Heart2Heart, we have a fabulous Sketch Challenge!

We invite you to take this sketch and interpret it YOUR way!  We love seeing how you interpret all of our challenges, and this week is no exception.  Thanks to everyone who has already played along this month.  You have until the 31st for any of our October challenges.

Here's the lovely card from our guest designer:





We look forward to having you play along with us this week. As always, be sure to use some CTMH products and link back to this post. Happy scrappin' and craftin'! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Design Team Call!

Do you love Heart 2 Heart Challenges?  Want to share your love of creating with Close To My Heart?  Then consider applying for our Design Team!  It is almost the end of the first 2013 design team term, and it's time to apply for the next round of the Design Team here at H2H.  Your term will be January-June 2014.   If you’re still interested after reading through the requirements, send your application to h2hchalleges@gmail.com.  

We will continue to have TWO Design Teams. The teams will both have 6 month terms but will split the responsibilities with Team A inspiring us one week and Team B inspiring us the next. This allows the teams members to get a little "break" and gives them additional time to get their artwork ready for their week's challenge.

If you would like to be considered for one of the teams, here is the application process:
* Email me with your name, address, blog address, email address and a little bio about you. Be sure to tell me why you want to be a part of the team and how long you have been a consultant. Also, we’d like to know where you live because we are looking for geographic diversity too.

*If you are currently serving on a design team or have in the past or have served as a guest designer somewhere, tell us about that experience.  Please include a link to the challenge blog(s).

* You MUST know how to write and publish a post on Blogger. Each DT member will have a couple of weeks (scattered throughout your six month term) in which you are responsible for hosting/writing the Monday challenge post. Don't worry - I will be around to help out with this as well but please only apply if you are comfortable blogging.

* You must send photos of three of your pieces of artwork. DO NOT send me a link to your blog to look at your artwork there - I want you to pick what you consider three of your best and include them with the application.

ALL applications must be received by Nov. 15.  We will make the selection of the new team members by Nov. 30 and the new team will start on January 1!

Here are some more things to keep in mind about a position on the DT.  You are committing to:
*Participate in a challenge every other week (each of your team's weeks) and have your artwork for each challenge posted to the DT Facebook Group the Saturday before the challenge begins.
*Make an effort to post your artwork on any other boards/galleries you belong to and advertise our challenge blog whenever and wherever you can so we can continually grow in numbers of participants. We currently have an H2H page on Facebook that I would like DT members to join but this is optional.  (The Facebook DT group is required.)
*Participate in any extra programs that we may decide upon as a team. You are also expected to weigh in on your choices of winners in monthly awards (Top Ten).
*Join a Facebook Group set up specifically for team members.
*Visit the blogs of the challenge participants and leave comments.
*Serve as H2H blog hostess about once every other month.  (You must know how to use Blogger to do this.)
*Be a member of Pinterest to help keep our boards active there (during your hostess week).
*Your term would be January-June 2015 with an option to renew at the end of your term.
*Offer a small prize at least once during your term.

What you get in return:
* Commitment to producing artwork once every 2 weeks gives you an opportunity to create on a regular basis!
* Increased blog traffic which will hopefully lead to an increase in your business!
* Fun and fellowship with the entire team and a chance to meet new consultants and CTMH fans!

I think that about wraps it up. What are you waiting for? Send in your application today!! (Any questions can be directed to me at h2hchalleges@gmail.com.)  

Monday, October 13, 2014

Color Challenge

This week at Heart2Heart we have a color challenge! We are asking you to use the following colors in your design this week; Goldrush, Lagoon, Cranberry, and Desert Sand. 

Check out our Guest Designer's creation!
Below you will find a little inspiration from our design team.

Allie Kostiuk

Katy Taylor 

Adeline Brill

LaJeania Hicks

If you in need of some additional inspiration check out the card on page 93 in the current Annual Inspirations. We look forward to having you play along with us this week. As always, be sure to use some CTMH products and link back to this post. Happy scrappin' and craftin'! 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Favorites from our Favorites Month

It is time for our participants to challenge our DT to select our Top 10 for Favorites Month (September 2014)!  We have visited your blogs, oohed and ahhhed, and made our final selections.

First, a big congratulations to our September Addicts, those wonderful folks who played along with every single one of our favorites challenges.  Thank you, Katrina and Pam, for joining us for all five September challenges!

Favorite Color Combo Scrapbooking:
Favorite Stamps:
The Stamping Banana
Favorite Technique:
Lilian YF @ TLS

Favorite Tool:
Lilian YH @ TLS
Favorite Embellishment:

Aren't these projects amazingly beautiful?  Now it is time to announce our favorite one of all!  Congratulations to our September Top Chick...




Lilian YF @ TLS
Favorites winners, don't forget to grab your blog badges from our side bar!

Before I close, remember that you have all month to play along with our October challenges!  Get crafting!!!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Guilty Pleasures

Well Hello Crafters!

It's another week (the FIRST week in October!) AND time for another challenge from us to you!

Our challenge this week is all about ... Guilty Pleasures!!

Come on, admit it! We all have them. What’s your guilty pleasure? Is it Real Housewives? A midnight snack? Chocolate? Whatever it is, let your guilty pleasure inspire you to create. Maybe you should create a layout to document this secret part of your life, or send a card to friend who’s your partner in crime. Whatever your guilty pleasure is, we won’t tell- unless you want us too.

First up - our Guest Designer Pam Ellison.  Check out Pam's Guilty Pleasure layout: 

Pam Ellison - Pam's Clearly Crafty Corner
Love it!

Now on to our Design Team's Guilty Pleasure projects:

Lauren Moore - CTMH Craftings

Haley Dyer - The Inky Scrapper
Brandi Robinson - Crzy4scrapbooking

Jen Patrick - Roxybonds

Lucy Kelleher - Love 2 Create

Don't forget...WE WANT TO SEE YOURS TOO!!!  Please use the linky below to link up your project.  Remember *** you have 'till October 31st*** to link up to THIS challenge!  We've shown you ours; now it's time for you to show us yours!

Have a wonderfully crafty day!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Introducing Our October Guest Designer

Please join us in welcoming the talented Pam Ellison to our Design Team this month!
Pam says:
I'm a family gal, teacher, and Christ follower. I'm a firm believer that the happiest people in life do not have the best of everything , they make the best of what they have, I try to do that and hope you do too. 

I enjoy hiking, biking, and spending time with my family.  Which leads to preserving those memories by SCRAPPBOOKING!!!

I've loved all types of crafts from my youth and have been a scrapper/card maker for 15 yrs. I am a Close to my Heart Consultant. I love creating cards, layouts, and others projects to share my hobby with others.

I'm honored to be the Guest Designer for October at Heart to Heart and hope my creations are up to par with the GORGEOUS work I've been inspired by in the past.  

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Scrapbook Challenge: Show Us Your Selfies!

We are all about being trendy here at Heart 2 Heart, so it is time to jump on the selfie bandwagon!  Our October scrapbook challenge is to show your selfies, and our October guest designer Pam Ellison is ready to get this party started!

Our design team has taken this month's scrapbook challenge to a whole new level!



So, are you ready to get your selfies on?  We can't wait to see how you interpret this scrapbooking challenge.  It's our first one for October, and you have all month long to play.  Just remember to use some CTMH products on your project.  See you soon!